Times Column on Kim Kardashian's Butt Is a Piping Hot Pile of Garbage

"Fear of Kim Kardashian's Derriére," Joyce Wadler's "funny" column in this week's Sunday Times, was so ill-considered that it inspired the most embarrassing Correction in years. But the paper of record quoting an unfunny satirical blog post as though it were real news wasn't the least of its offenses. » 11/24/14 2:30pm Monday 2:30pm

Hey, Why Hasn't Anyone at the New York Times Seen Good Burger?

The internet has recently burned its way through another meaningless ouroboros of enthusiastic self-trolling via the #AlexFromTarget "phenomenon," in which a checkout-line cutie pie got Twitter famous and a bunch of dummies rushed to alternately take and deny credit for his Bieberesque rise to fame. » 11/06/14 12:50pm 11/06/14 12:50pm

The Moral Purpose of Telling Koko the Gorilla How Robin Williams Died

Take a minute to think about all the ethical dilemmas you face on a daily basis. Should I tell Nordstrom that they sent me the wrong and much more expensive item or just return it for cash? Is it ethical to request that the dollar I put in the tip jar not go to a certain rude barista? What is never high on my list of… » 10/17/14 5:50pm 10/17/14 5:50pm

Latina Writer on New York Times: Everywhere You Turn Another White Man

In a riveting new excerpt from A Cup of Water Under My Bed, the memoir by former New York Times writer Daisy Hernández, she writes about what it was like for her to be a sole Latina in a sea of white men—old-boys who crack hilarious jokes about super-fund stories and subtly undermine her pitches about Colombian… » 9/29/14 4:30pm 9/29/14 4:30pm

The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist

I would like to believe that not being racist isn't extraordinarily difficult. I would like to think that by simply acknowledging the humanity of other people and their right to exist in this world and being open and aware to learning about certain issues, you can avoid many uncomfortable moments. If nothing else, you… » 9/19/14 2:30pm 9/19/14 2:30pm

NY Post Wastes No Time Calling Jill Abramson 'Angry'

Jill Abramson might be considering a discrimination suit against the New York Times, but she’s using a punching bag to do it. Well, not exactly, but it's quite an image choice on the cover of the New York Post. And of course, instead of just noting that Abramson is exercising, the paper decided to use the caption,… » 5/16/14 3:00pm 5/16/14 3:00pm

Jill Abramson and Those Goddamn Pushy Female Bosses

Late last year, Politico published a lengthy profile of New York Times editor Jill Abramson, the first female editor in the paper's history. The piece was about widespread discontentment in the newsroom — not based on Abramson's actual performance as editor (some called her "incredible"), but based on what staffers… » 5/15/14 11:00am 5/15/14 11:00am

These Awesome Grandma Bridesmaids Are The Best

If you're trying to keep your special day about you, here's some advice: Don't ask your grandma to be your bridesmaid. You think a 5-year-old with a basket of rose petals and a penchant for being photographed might steal the show? Well, you haven't seen anything yet. The New York Times just posted a video about three… » 5/12/14 11:40am 5/12/14 11:40am